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Dofleinia armata Wassilieff 1908

Containing group: Actiniidae


Actiniidae with broad base. Column smooth. Sphincter diffuse weak. Tentacles hexamerously arranged, plump, not numerous, very large, the inner at least twice as large as the outer ones. The tentacles, the longitudinal muscles of which are ectodermal, are provided with papillae, plainly visible to the naked eye, which represent strong batteries of very large basitrichs. Weaker papillae are present also on the oral disc. 2 broad siphonoglyphs, aborally very prolonged. Mesenteries hexamerously arranged, probably all fertile apart from the directives. Retractors diffuse. Cnidom: spirocysts, basitrichs, microbasic p-mastigophors.

Other Names for Dofleinia armata Wassilieff 1908


Carlgren, O. 1949. A Survey of the Ptychodactiaria, Corallimorpharia and Actiniaria. Kungl. Svenska Vetenskapsakadamiens Handlingar, series 4, volume 1, number 1.

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Copyright © 1949 Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Please note that Carlgren's text contains a number of errors, and much of the information is now out of date. An update of the catalog is currently under preparation in Daphne Fautin's laboratory, and the results of this work will be incorporated in future versions of this page.

Keyboarding of Carlgren's catalog was done as part of a project to create an electronic database of the sea anemones of the world, funded by NSF Grant DEB9521819, awarded to Daphne G. Fautin. This grant is in the program Partnerships to Enhance Expertise in Taxonomy (PEET). Susanne Hauswaldt, Katherine Pearson, and April Wakefield-Pagels contributed to the keyboarding effort.

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